John R. Houk
© April 23, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood is using the tools of democracy to install anti-democracy Sharia Law in Egypt. Unless there is outside influence say on the Egyptian military, I have no doubt a Muslim Brotherhood political party will win the Egyptian government and the Egyptian legislature.
The irony is the striking similarity to a moment in history in Germany prior to WWII. Hitler’s Nazis eventually led the majority coalition that had Hitler named as Chancellor. With the use of Jew-Hatred and some criminal political violence which included the burning down of the Reichstag (Historical dispute on blaming Hitler) and blaming it on German Communists.
Once the Nazi government controlled the apparatus of government anti-Nazis were shut down from speaking and writing while a fear-state was established that disseminated information via the propaganda control of the German press.
In Egypt the vilified people are Jews and Coptic Christians. Only dumb Jews live in Egypt so the eye of persecution falls onto the Copts. A Muslim Brotherhood government will blame mock tragedies on the Copts, the Zionist Jews and the Zionist supporting Americans. And BAM! The Muslim Brotherhood rules Egypt with all the authority afforded by Sharia Law.
In the realm of Human Rights, Sharia represents everything anti-Liberty and anti-Civil Rights.
There are people who recognize that Sharia Law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution. In Islam the concept of Sharia is more than a holy standard to live one’s life by. In Islam Sharia must also be the governing standard for the rule of law. For Muslims living in an Islamic dominated nation this may be fine. Islam is a theo-political religion and Muslims have lived under the nature that all law must be integrated with Islam; thus even in nations where Islam dominates and a modicum of secularism has been invested in government, Islam is still inseparable as the governing rule of law standard. In America Conservatives and the Christian Right view America’s republic foundations derive just as much from a Judeo-Christian influence as from a secular philosophy evolved from a Greco-Roman tradition.
As much as some Christian Right adherents desire a greater turn to Christian principles in our rule of law, even they realize the Constitution is law derived by the institution of the agreement of the citizens of the USA through representative government. The foresight of the Founding Fathers in preparing a document to be approved as the ruling instrument by the original Thirteen States infused secularism with the Right of citizens to choose (or choose not) any religion desired to worship. The Original Intent of the Constitution was to keep government out of religion while religion is able to influence but not demand government. Okay I realize that American Liberals view the Constitution as both a Living document that evolves with the times and that not only is government to stay out of religion but religion must stay out of completely. For America to survive the Original Intent vs. Living Constitution debate, someday an Amendment or Amendments to the Constitution will have to bring clarity to the debate.
At any rate the full American political spectrum agrees the Constitution is law by men. The Constitution is not law by one of man. The Constitution is not law directly from the Judeo-Christian God, the Islamic Allah, or the gods of the Hindus, the insight of the Buddha or any other religion. Now the American Christian Right believes the Hand of God is on America and behind the historical documents that led to the two most influential documents of America’s founding – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. I personally am with the Christian Right about God’s Hand on America; however that does not deter the fact that the Constitution is a human document and not a Divine document. As long as American citizens adhere to Christian principles America will remain exceptional. The more American citizens gravitate toward Secular Humanism and a Moral Relativity based on godlessness the more America will cease to be exceptional. When America ceases to be exceptional America will begin to decay from within much like the Roman Republic began a downward move of inner decadence as the Roman Empire.
The irony of Islam is that religion has the same moral standards as Judeo-Christianity; however the tolerance of human choices is absolutely void in Islam. Christianity is all about free choice of leaving a sin-laden age and choosing the God-kind of life through faith in the Risen Savior Jesus Christ finding release from the penalty of the curse of the Law. Islam takes the curse of the Law to a human enforcement level of prescribed punishments that can range from whippings to loss of life. (The sin-punishment thing in Islam is one reason I know the Allah of Islam is NOT the God of Christianity. I have to admit ignorance on how Judaism has dealt with sin-punishment issues of the Law in modern times; nonetheless I know even the most religious Jews do not lop off hands for theft or execute people today according to the Law.) I am also aware that the more secularized a Muslim nation is today the less application of the sin-punishment penalties of Sharia are used. AND YET the more adherent a Muslim nation is to the theo-political aspects of Islam the more that nation enforces the application of Sharia punishments for breaking the rule of law whether the crime is secular or religious.
The point is that Sharia Law is an integral part of Islam. American Courts are beginning to adjudicate civil and penal laws involving Muslims according to the traditions of Sharia Law. THIS MUST STOP! Significant portions of Sharia are downright unconstitutional and for a Court to justify a Muslim decision based on Sharia Law begins to place our Constitutional in jeopardy of becoming irrelevant. Radical Islamic organizations in America are fully aware that if Sharia becomes part of the judicial legal precedents in America that the Constitution will become diluted. The more the Constitution is diluted the more Radical Muslims can justify actions that are specifically against the law of the land.
Americans are somewhat misled by the term Radical Islam. We are told by our politicians and media that Radical Islam is a fringe fundamentalist practice of Islam. We Americans must realize a better term for Radical Islam is Purist Islam. Radical Islam is really a reform movement within Islam to return the Islamic principles exampled by Islam’s founding prophet Mohammed. You have to realize that ALL religious Muslims consider Mohammed the perfect man that ALL Muslims should emulate. That concept is not just a Radical Islamic principle that is a universal Islamic principle. This principle is one reason we Americans watch scenes of rioting with wonder among majority Muslim areas over the perception that Mohammed has been insulted or disrespected. The inculcation of Islamic Supremacism via the Hadith and Sharia rattles the mind of a Muslim when divine perfection is insulted or disrespected. Religious Christians that perceive disrespect of faith or Christ are taught the Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have do for you. Or to use the Turn the Other Cheek Principle demonstrating the Love of God that should be inherent in a Christian Believer. Unfortunately Biblical principles prescribed for Christian actions have not been followed well in Christian history. The failure of Christians in history is something a Muslim Apologist loves to point out. Muslim Apologists acting as Accuser fail to mention Christian failures are not endorsed by the Bible yet Muslim violence and persecution are indeed supported in the Quran, Hadith, Sira and Sharia.
This brings us back to the Muslim Brotherhood which was founded in Egypt but has become a transnational organization by planting MB affiliated organizations around the world. The Islamic terrorist organization Hamas which is devoted to Israel’s destruction in the name of the non-entity Palestine is a MB organization.
There are Muslim organizations in America that have passed themselves off as Moderate Islam when in fact they are devoted to the Purist Islam of the MB. It is these organizations that have gone to great lengths to use the American judicial system to subvert the American Constitution by playing the victim card to protect Religious Freedom for Muslims. The Religious Freedom part is awesome; however forcing the rule of law to accept un-American and for that matter Unconstitutional aspects of Islam in the name of Religious Freedom should not be protected by the rule of law. Any religion or ideology that seeks to end the Rights of people that are part of the Constitution’s first ten Amendments (Bill of Rights) cannot be viewed to practice as Religious Freedom.
Muslim-American organizations have gone to great lengths to shut down a movement of State legislations that are aimed to keep Sharia Law and foreign law that are not a part of the Constitution out of the judicial system. Unfortunately these Muslim-American organizations have had great success when the legislation specifies Sharia Law. In court the advocates of Sharia have been adept to show Sharia as a standard of conduct; thus specifying anti-Sharia laws is Unconstitutional according to the First Amendment guaranteeing Religious Freedom. The Courts refuse to draw the line between religious worship and Islamic judicial actions inherent in Sharia Law.
So a new strategy has emerged that has been labeled American Laws for American Courts (ALAC). ALAC legislation which appears most often as an Amendment to a State Constitution is focused on wording that prevents the usage of foreign laws in judicial systems of State Courts. When worded properly the word Sharia does not even appear and yet the aspects of Sharia that a Muslim might plea adjudication would fall into not being part of the State Constitution. It is still tricky stuff because Muslim-American organizations are fully aware that Sharia cannot be used on a State level to dilute a Constitution AND if an ALAC law is repudiated on a Federal level the Courts would have to justify Constitutionally how it is Unconstitutional to prevent foreign legal precedents out of a State adjudication.
So who are those Purist (i.e. Radical) Muslim-American organizations that have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt? I am going to look at a few here but this will not be an exhaustive list and I will be excerpting from anti-jihad pundits and bloggers that have made it study to expose the darker nature of Islam that most Americans are ignorant of. Also I am not attributing any order of significance.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
CAIR seems to be in the news most and so is the most visible of the Islamist organizations in America. CAIR tends to receive most of its funding from foreign sources rather than the Muslim-Americans CAIR wants you to believe they are looking out for.
CAIR’s MB and Hamas Connection
Founded in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood aims, in the words of a recent Dutch intelligence assessment, “to act as a bulwark against advancing Western cultural and ideological hegemony” and seeks to “’re-Islamize society’ in accordance with an ultra-orthodox doctrine.”1 In 1987, Hamas was created “as an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood.”2
According to the U.S. government, shortly after the formation of Hamas, “the Muslim Brotherhood directed its Palestinian Committees throughout the world, including the United States, to carry out the mandate of assisting” the newly-formed organization.3 …
From October 2-3, 1993,5 key members of the U.S. Palestine Committee came together at a Marriott Courtyard hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a conference that was monitored and recorded by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents.6 Wiretaps of this meeting, which were entered into evidence at the 2007 trial of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), reveal an extremely savvy group of individuals committed to exploiting America’s freedoms in order to turn the U.S. into a “safe place for the Movement.”7 The wiretaps also provide incontrovertible evidence of the deeply duplicitous nature of these men and their organizations. From calling Hamas “Samah”8 throughout the meeting to acknowledging that they “cannot say…that I’m Hamas” when talking to Americans9 to advising that “War is deception,”10 the attendees display a cunning that served them effectively for years, allowing their organizations to operate with relative impunity throughout the 1990s.
For example, the Texas-based HLF was able to develop into the largest Muslim charitable organization in the U.S., raising millions of dollars.11 Similarly, IAP, the other key organization represented at the Philadelphia meeting, trumpeted on its website in 2000 that it had “grown into the largest Muslim, Arab, and Palestinian American grassroots organization dedicated to the cause of Palestine with tens of regional and local chapters, representatives, and offices around the country.”12 Despite their firm commitment to supporting Hamas’ radical agenda, HLF and IAP adeptly couched their actions in the language of humanitarianism and multiculturalism. …
Also of deep significance at the Philadelphia meeting is discussion about the need to form a “political organization and public relations” organ,16 “whose Islamic hue is not very conspicuous.”17 One of the attendees saw this new organization as a necessity because the groups that were in existence at the time were “purely Islamic organizations” and may be “burned” and “unable to work.”18 Less than a year after the meeting, two attendees and one-time IAP officials founded the Council on American-
Islamic Relations (CAIR), which now serves as the self-appointed voice of the American Muslim community in the national media, regularly offering “diversity training” to law enforcement and able to access the highest levels of the U.S. government. Notably, in a filing in the HLF case, the U.S. government identifies CAIR as a member of the U.S. Palestine Committee.19
Prosecutors introduced the conference’s agenda into evidence during the HLF trial; that document states that the meeting’s goals during the four sessions were “determining the strategies, policies, and frames of Islamic activism for Palestine in North America in the near and far stages in its following aspects: Political action and public relations. Popular action. Charitable action. Media action.”84
Discussion: A New Operating Environment in the U.S.
Throughout the two day conference, the attendees frequently highlight the fact that the Oslo Accords have radically altered the U.S. environment.
For example, Gawad (last name unknown) tells the group that you “no longer have the right to resist the occupation. All of that will be classified according to the American concept. There is no occupation now…This will be classified as terrorism according to America…How are you going to perform Jihad?” He continues, “You must formulate the position of the Palestinians and the Muslims here in America to support the resistance…That’s a problem by itself. In the same time, not falling under the accusations of terrorism and those who harbor terrorism or tend to according to the American [definition]…This, really, is a true problem.”104 Addressing a similar theme, Abdelhaleem Ashqar declares, “now that the agreement is in place…your actions now are terrorism and not a resistance.”105
During the conference, Omar Ahmad also points out that the groups risk alienating Muslims by seeking to appease non-Muslim Americans. He comments, “if you want to [talk to] the Americans, you lose the Muslims. If you address the Muslims, it means that you cannot reveal your address to the Americans. Frankly speaking.” Providing an example, he says, “Like when you’re talking opposition to peace…people are telling us that we have become peace-loving, for instance…But, one could interpret peace-loving that we have surrendered and another would interpret it that we…use diplomatic terms…if someone asked you if you want to destroy Israel, what are you going to say on TV?” He tells the group, “if you give an inconclusive response which is like you didn’t answer the question, someone will come to you and tell you that you have forsaken your principles.”111 (“The 1993 Philadelphia Meeting: A Roadmap for Future Muslim Brotherhood Actions in the U.S.”; by Josh Lefkowitz; NEFA Foundation PDF Publication; 26 pp.; 11/15/07 READ ENTIRE REPORT)
CAIR’s inception was part of an insidious plot to cripple America’s support for Israel under the deception of moderation. CAIR is an untrustworthy Purist Muslim organization that received its marching orders from the MB via the Palestinian cause to eradicate Israel particularly through the Hamas version of the MB.
Muslim American Society (MAS)
The Muslim American Society (MAS), established in 1993 and based in Falls Church, Virginia, claims to be “America’s largest grassroots Muslim organization with over 50 chapters nationwide.” While MAS portrays itself as a mainstream organization that attempts to serve the social, educational and religious needs of American Muslims, the organization has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and reject Israel’s right to exist.
The organization’s ties to extremism are apparent in several ways:
· MAS leaders have said that the group was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic extremist movement that originated in Egypt and has spawned and inspired terrorist organizations around the world, including Hamas and Al Qaeda.
· MAS-affiliated Web sites have featured articles advocating jihad and suicide martyrdom.
· The chairman of the Islamic American University, a Michigan-based subsidiary of MAS, is Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, a leading Qatar-based Muslim Brotherhood ideologue known for his support of terrorist groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah.
· Current MAS leaders and advisors held positions in the now defunct-Islamic Association for Palestine, described by the U.S. as part of a “propaganda apparatus” for Hamas.
· Abdurahman Alamoudi, a prominent member of MAS and the founding president of the Islamic Society of Boston, is serving a 23 year prison sentence for illegal dealings with Libya and his involvement in a plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.
(Backgrounder: Muslim American Society; ADL; Updated 1/18/12 READ ENTIRITY)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
As revealed in documents seized by the FBI and entered as evidence in a Texas court, the Muslim Students Association is a legacy project of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is an organization formed by a Hitler-admiring Muslim named Hasan al-Bannain Egypt in 1928. It was designed to function as the spearpoint of the Islamo-fascist movement and its crusade against the West.
A formal plan for targeting America was devised three years after the Iranian revolution, in 1982.. The plan was summarized in a 1991 memorandum written by Mohamed Akram, an operative of the Muslim Brotherhood. “The process of settlement” of Muslims in America, Akram explained, “is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process.’” This means that members of the Brotherhood “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
The organizations Akram saw as advancing the Islamo-Fascist movement in America included, among many others, the Islamic Society of North America, the North American Islamic Trust, the Islamic Circle of North America, the International Institute for Islamic Thought, and the Islamic Association for Palestine – from which came the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) three years later. But perhaps the most important of these groups in terms of the long term infiltration and conquest the Brotherhood envisioned was The Muslim Students Association (MSA).
Founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, MSA was named in Mohammed Akram’s 1991 memorandum as one of the Brotherhood’s likeminded “organizations of our friends” who shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were described by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion Islam is made victorious over all other religions.”
From its inception, MSA had close links with the extremist Muslim World League, whose chapters’ websites have featured not only Osama bin Laden’s propaganda, but also publicity-recruiting campaigns for Wahhabi involvement with the Chechen insurgents in Russia. According to author and Islam expert Stephen Schwartz, MSA is a key lobbying organization for the Wahhabi sect of Islam. (The Muslim Students Association and the Jihad Network; FrontPageMag.com; 5/8/08 READ ENTIRITY)
The Muslim Brotherhood might have its tentacles in the MSA, but it is the Saudi Wahhabis that provides a big chunk of financing.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. There is overwhelming evidence that the MSA, far from being a benign student society, is an overtly political organization seeking to create a single Muslim voice on U.S. campuses—a voice espousing Wahhabism, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism, agitating aggressively against U.S. Middle East policy, and expressing solidarity with militant Islamist ideologies, sometimes with criminal results.
A Saudi Creation
On its website, the MSA describes its emergence as spontaneous and disavows any link to foreign governments. In fact, the creation of the MSA resulted from Saudi-backed efforts to found Islamic bodies internationally in the 1960s. Alex Alexiev of the Center for Security Policy states,
The Saudis over the years set up a number of large front organizations, such as the World Muslim League, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, the Al Haramain Foundation, and a great number of Islamic “charities.” While invariably claiming that they were private, all of these groups were tightly controlled and financed by the Saudi government and the Wahhabi clergy.
In the United States, two leading Saudi-backed organizations were the MSA and the Islamic Society of North America (the MSA’s adult counterpart), both of which received major funding, direction, and influence from Riyadh. (Islamism’s Campus Club: The Muslim Students’ Association; by Jonathan Dowd-Gailey; Middle East Quarterly; Spring 2004, pp. 63-72 READ ENTIRITY)
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Established in 1981 by the Saudi-funded Muslim Students’ Association of the U.S. and Canada (MSA), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) calls itself the largest Muslim organization on the continent. ISNA was created by MSA with the help of one of Palestinian Islamic Jihad‘s founding students, Sami Al-Arian. Another noteworthy founding member of ISNA was Mahboob Khan.
ISNA focuses heavily on providing Wahhabi theological indoctrination materials to a large percentage of the mosques in North America. Many of these mosques were recently built with Saudi money and are required, by their Saudi benefactors, to strictly follow the dictates of Wahhabi imams — an edict that affects the tone and content of the sermons given in the mosques, the selection of books and periodicals that may be read in mosque libraries or sold in mosque bookshops, and the policies governing the exclusion or suppression of dissenters from the congregations.
Through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust — a Saudi government-backed organization created to fund Islamist enterprises in North America — the Saudi-subsidized ISNA reportedly holds the mortgages on 50 to 80 percent of all mosques in the U.S. and Canada. Thus the organization can freely exercise ultimate authority over these houses of worship and their teachings.
ISNA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.” (ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (ISNA); Discover The Networks; READ ENTIRITY)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
The Center for Security Policy stated that the ICNA has announced a “$3 million dollar” campaign promoting Shariah law in America, featuring billboards in at least 15 U.S. cities, “Shariah seminars” on 20 college campuses, and town hall-style forums and interfaith events in 25 cities. Such information can be found here.
The Center for Security went on to say that the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) was founded in 1971 by leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, an anti-American fundamentalist, Taliban-supporting organization also known as the Pakistani branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Jamaat’s primary goal is the establishment of Islamic states worldwide, governed by the tyrannical, oppressive system of Shariah law.
ICNA reveres Ayatollah Khomeini: After 9/11, ICNA’s PR campaign for the “Great Leaders of the last 100 Years” featured Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of the anti-American, violent Shi’ite revolution and totalitarian regime in Iran. The campaign stayed up at the website for years before ICNA scrubbed it, prior to mounting the current PR campaign promoting Shariah law in America.
ICNA reveres Qutb and Mawdudi, the inspiration for al Qaeda: ICNA’s “Great Leaders of the last 100 Years” PR campaign also included the two great ideological leaders of modern jihadist terrorism: Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb, both primary influences on al Qaeda.
ICNA’s role models advocate jihad to achieve political goals: ICNA’s identified “Great Movements of the Last 100 Years” included Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood), and Pakistani Islamist groups Jama’at-e-Islami and Tablighi Jama’at. (ICNA’s “Shariah for America” hides extremist beliefs, associations scam alert; by Christopher Collins; Examiner.com; 4/2/12 READ ENTIRITY)
North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
The Illinois-based North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) is a waqf –an Islamic trust or endowment — which serves U.S.-based Muslim institutions. A not-for-profit entity that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, NAIT is a financial subsidiary of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). NAIT functions as a safeguard for mosques, Islamic centers, and Islamic schools by holding the mortgages on their facilities, raising funds for them, and offering them limited interest-free loans. The organization currently holds the titles to hundreds of Islamic properties across the United States. …
Because NAIT controls the purse strings of these many properties, it can exercise ultimate authority over what they teach and what activities they conduct. Specifically, the organization seeks to ensure that the institutions which fall under its financial influence endorse the principles of Shari’ah (Islamic law) and Wahhabism (an extremist form of Islam).
NAIT was founded in 1971 by the Muslim Students Association of U.S. & Canada (MSA), which is the parent group of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Both MSA and ISNA function as key lobbying organizations for Wahhabism, and both have close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
NAIT was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.” (North American Islamic Trust (NAIT); Discover The Networks; READ ENTIRITY)
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT (IIIT)
IIIT was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
Former IIIT member Abdur-Rahman Muhammad — who was with that organization when the word was formally created, and who has since rejected IIIT’s ideology and terminated his membership in disgust — now reveals the original intent behind the concept of Islamophobia: “This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics.” In short, in its very origins, “Islamophobia” was a term designed as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them. This plan was an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood’s deceptive “General Strategic Goal for North America.”
Although the term was coined in the early 1990s, “Islamophobia” did not become the focus of an active Brotherhood campaign until after 9/11.
Controlled by the extremist, Saudi-based Wahhabi movement, IIIT maintains that reports about mosques distributing hate-filled literature are untrue, and claims that the concept of jihad in no way condones or connotes violence. As an IIIT public-relations flyer puts it: “Jihad does not mean ‘holy war.’ Literally, jihad in Arabic means to strive, struggle and exert effort. It is a central and broad Islamic concept that includes struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the quality of life in society, struggle in the battlefield for self-defense or fighting against tyranny or oppression.” The back of the flyer contains a list of recommended websites and books on Islam. Among the authors of these books are such apologists for extremism as John Esposito, Karen Armstrong, Hassan Hathout, and Bill Baker.
IIIT has numerous documented links to terrorism. According to court documents, in the early 1990s the organization donated at least $50,000 to a think tank run by Sami al-Arian, the World Islam Study Enterprise, which served as a front group for Palestinian Islamic Jihad. IIIT is also named as a defendant in two class-action lawsuits brought by victims of the 9/11 attacks. One alleges that the Institute received the bulk of its operating expenses from the SAAR network, whose component groups are accused in another class-action suit of being “fronts for the sponsor of al Qaeda and international terror.” The same suit lists IIIT and nearly all of its officers as supporters of the SAAR network.
Moreover, IIIT’s 2003 tax-exempt IRS filing lists a $720 donation to the al-Haramain Islamic Foundation of Ashland, Oregon, which in 2004 was designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist-funding entity guilty of tax fraud, money laundering, supporting Chechen mujahideen affiliated with al Qaeda, and maintaining “direct links between [its] U.S. branch and Usama bin Laden.”
IIIT is a prominent endorser of the book Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, an authoritative compendium of sharia written by an eminent 14th-century Islamic jurist. By IIIT’s reckoning, the English translation by Umdat al-Salik is “a valuable and important work” that is highly successful in “its aim to imbue the consciousness of the non-Arabic-speaking Muslim with a sound understanding of Sacred Law.” According to Andrew McCarthy, Reliance “denies freedom of conscience, explaining that apostasy from Islam is a death-penalty offense”; contends that “a Muslim apostatizes not only by clearly renouncing Islam but by doing so implicitly — such as by deviating from the ‘consensus of Muslims,’ or making statements that could be taken as insolence toward Allah or the prophet Mohammed”; “approves a legal caste system in which the rights and privileges of Muslims and men are superior to those of non-Muslims and women”; “penalizes extramarital fornication by stoning or scourging”; endorses the death penalty for homosexuals and for people who make interest-bearing loans; venerates jihad; and exhorts Muslims “to strive to establish an Islamic government, ruled by a caliph.” (INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT (IIIT); Discover The Networks; READ ENTIRITY)
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
n 1986, MPAC was formed as a political action arm of one of the largest Wahhabi mosques in America, the Islamic Center for Southern California.
As the Center for Security Policy’s Team B II report entitled “Sharia: The Threat to America” notes, “The founders of the Islamic Center for Southern California are Hassan Hathout and his brother Maher Hathout. The late Hassan Hathout was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement. The two brothers Maher spent time in an Egyptian prison during the early days of the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities there, led by the Brotherhood’s founder Hassan Al Banna. MPAC’s own publication, The Minaret, has proudly called Hassan a ‘companion of’ and Maher ‘a close disciple of’ Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna.”
Maher Hathout also founded and is currently a senior advisor for MPAC. He and others at MPAC also currently work for and maintain a close relationship with the Islamic Center of Southern California.
Hathout was also on the board of directors and a member of the American Muslim Council (AMC) from 1993 to 1997. AMC was founded by the al Qaeda financier and Hamas operative Abdurahman Alamoudi who is currently serving 23 years in prison for funding terrorist groups including al Qaeda. (Muslim Brotherhood Front Group Trains Airport Screeners; by Connie Hair; Human Events; 12/6/10 READ ENTIRITY)
The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has a detailed PDF document on MPAC that is 81 pages. The IPT report is a tale of a close associate of MB founder Hassan al Banna coming to America and became the main thrust of what was become MPAC. MPAC has become a disseminator of hate speech against Jews and Americans as well as a supporter of Islamic terrorist organizations abroad. The report is entitled, “Behind the Façade: The Muslim Public Affairs Council.”
As I said this is not an exhaustive list of Purist/Radical Islamic organizations in America. These are simply the ones I am most familiar with. One thing you should understand is that nearly all these groups pass themselves off as Modern Muslim groups rather than radical. Some of these organizations have been very active in an advisory role in the Federal government ranging from the FBI, State Department and even as high as the White House. Regardless of their purported public view of moderation in Muslim Civil Rights or bridging an understanding between Islam and non-Muslim Americans, these front groups receive a good deal of financial or ideological support from either the Muslim Brotherhood or Wahhabi interests within Saudi Arabia (the Saudi government and Saudi private citizen). The goal of these groups is to subvert the traditions of American Liberty and replace those traditions with Islamic Sharia Law.
Please do not go out and be a hater if you agree with the tone of this post. Most Muslims in America are clueless about the intentions of the organizations that purport to be in existence for American Muslims. Nonetheless, the constant propaganda disseminated by the Purist/Radical Muslims ever increases adherents to that theo-political ideology of Islamic Supremacism.